As I mentioned the other day, I finally finished the back of my Embroidery 101 quilt. Then I figured out that I didn't have quite enough of the navy to make my binding. So I took a chunk of it out of the back, and filled that back up with more scraps. Here's what it looked like before.
I also have been planning out Christmas gifts. We draw names in my husband's family and hubby got his mom's name. She hasn't been reading my blog lately so maybe I can get away with sharing this. If she chose today to start reading again, she needs to wait until tomorrow!
Anyway, she and I were talking the other day about paint changes she wants to make in her bedroom and I mentioned that they reminded me of Fiestaware dishes. If you have ever looked my Pinterest you will see that one of the VERY first pins I ever made was on my Color Inspiration board; Fiestaware dishes. And I have to say that it is right up there with The Princess Bride on how much response I got to it. I did not repin that picture; I was the original pinner (not that someone else hasn't done it, I just never saw it). Since pinning that picture 7 weeks ago, it has been repinned 45 times. Absolutely blows my mind! What were we talking about? Oh yeah, conversation with MIL.
Anyway, the colors in her bedroom make me think of some of those Fiestaware colors. The next thing she mentions is that she would love to one day have a set that consisted of all the colors. I finished her sentence for her. I have always wanted the same exact thing! And I would love to have those open-look kitchen cabinets with glass panes so you could see them. Well, I can't exactly buy her a 12 set of Fiestaware dishes, but then again, couldn't I?
Okay, so if my MIL is reading, now would be a good time to stop.
Did you stop?
Turn away now!
Are we alone yet?
Okay, so I started doodling and came up with an idea for a mini-quilt.
What do you think? I have a lot of solid scraps so hopefully I can match up enough to get the idea. I've never done a mini-quilt before so I'm not really sure how big to make it. I really just wanted to get the idea down on paper first to see if I liked the idea. I'm still trying to decide whether to add saucers under the cups, but I may just leave it like is. Oh, and I completely forgot to add this! Since Fiestaware is solid and not print, I thought I would do the dishes in solids and maybe do a print as the background to sort or look like wallpaper!
I am also dying to remember a specific teacher gift tutorial I came across several months ago. I just have this memory of someone blogging about something really cute they were doing for teachers. That's all I remember. Not real helpful. You would think I would have tagged it or pinned it or something, huh?